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There & Back Again: A Non-Hobbit Story of Coming Home to Canada

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Oh, boy. It’s been a crazy, crazy month. And I still have to catch you all up on what happened before I left Spain (was that actually over a month ago?! How?). But, we have time and it will probably happen slowly as I try and figure out some sort of system for not making myself completely mental having a blog and a full time job. I know there’s loads of you out there who manage it, so I will as well, it’s just going to be a bit of a period of figuring out how that looks for me. For now, however, I’ll be providing a fairly short rundown of what happened coming home and what I’m up to now and then will, as I said, slooooowly (but not too slowly), backtrack to the rest, as well as a few other things I’ve been planning for awhile.  Continue reading

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Things I’ve Been Reading

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I’m a bit behind with this post and it’s quite small compared to the other posts that I’ve done already, mostly because, as I’ll come to share with you at some point, things have been a bit of a roller coaster and I’m trying to get into some sort of rhythm. But there’s a few things I’ve read and hopefully you’ll find something that interests you! Let me know what you’ve been reading in the comments, whether it’s articles, books, magazines, etc.

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Madrid Guide

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I mentioned back in February  that I was thinking of putting together a guide to Madrid. It only took seven months, but I’ve finally put together a list of places that I liked going to eat, to have coffee, to be relaxed, to see art and to watch football. This is not even close to all the great things to do and see and eat in Madrid, rather they’re my favourite things that I discovered while I was there. For the most part, I’ve talked about all these places here before in various posts, but now they’re all in one post, with addresses and links for more information.

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Football: The Reaction .GIF Edition

Honesty time: I actually had this one put together before I did my World Cup .gif post, but figured I’d wait until the football season started up again to post.  (That feeling of having a post waiting in queue for months at a time is weird you guys.) But! Since the season has started up again, here we are!

Whenever someone starts talking about how their club is, ‘the people’s club':

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Favourite Photogs: Zack Seckler

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I don’t know if photography can be labeled as ‘smart’ but that’s what I’d call Zack Seckler’s work.  Smart as in,”Wait is that….is that on purpose?” and ‘I see what you did there.” Where, at first glance, you’re not really sure you’re seeing what you’re seeing and so you look closer and yes, that is what you’re seeing and oh yes, it’s intentional. It’s funny and makes you stop for a second and makes me think of ‘child like’, like a kid playing around with photography. Which is a thought that might be helped by all the kids you see in his work.

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